Carol Linn Dow

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Carol Linn Dow is the author of The Lost Flight of Amelia Earhart: A Novel Based on Historical Evidence.

"Lost Flight is the presentation of what a hard nosed newspaper editor by the name of Mack Brown believes happened at Howland Island in the Central Pacific on Amelia Earhart’s final and tragic round-the-world flight. However, Mack Brown can't print what he believes, and he is lacking in the final proof. There are no dead bodies or body parts or airplanes or airplane parts. The hard facts are missing, and they are still missing even today. To print a story that Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan were captured by the Japanese and executed as spies in The San Francisco Daily News would edge America that much closer to a war with Japan. In 1937, the year in which the story is set, a charge that Amelia Earhart had been captured by the Japanese would have exploded international relations. It would have been enough, some people believe, to have started a war. In the book you will see the documentation behind the Lost Flight including the e-mails and the testimony of experts such as the late Navy Captain Almon Gray and Pan American Airways radio operator Paul Rafford, two radio experts who set the record straight on the Earhart loss. You'll read several of the letters that were written by CBS radio reporter Fred Goerner who was, we believe, the best of the Earhart researchers. In fact, there is a long list of researchers involved with this mystery, and they all have their individual stories to tell. Lost Flight goes further than the typical Amelia Earhart book and refutes the 'crashed and sank' theories, the Irene Bolam stories, as well as those theories that Earhart flew south to the Phoenix Islands and perished on a deserted Pacific Island."

Dow believes that none of TIGHAR's findings on Nikumaroro support the Niku hypothesis.